Wednesday 21 February 2018

David De Gea’s €41m buy-out clause revealed

Manchester United's David de Gea
Manchester United's David de Gea Newsdesk Newsdesk

Real Madrid, or any suitor, will only have to stump up €41m to trigger the buy-out clause in David De Gea’s Manchester United contract.

The former Atletico Madrid shot-stopper signed a new four-year contract with the club last Friday, completing a remarkable turn of events after the Spain goalkeeper was on the brink of joining Real Madrid last week before the transfer collapsed on deadline day in Spain.

De Gea had intimated that he was willing to move to the Spanish capital, where his pop star girlfriend Edurne Garcia lives, but carried on training at United in a professional manner.

In July senior sources at Old Trafford said they had given up hope of persuading De Gea to sign a long-term contract - which had been on the table since last season.

The two clubs agreed a deal worth £29m for the player, but the deal collapsed when the relevant paperwork was not submitted before the 11pm deadline and the goalkeeper has now decided to sign a new contract.

The Sun on Sunday however reports that part of the new contract includes a £30m (€41m) buyout clause, which will fuel rumours that De Gea will be on his way next summer despite penning the new deal.

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